Crown Point

Because the Crown Point region of Trinidad is a hub for tourism (the airport is located here), it is fair to assume that the Crown Point Beach is a popular one. While this beach doesn't have the huge crowds that some other popular beaches in the Caribbean do, you can always expect to see a few other vacationers staking their claim in the sand.

Located on the southeastern part of Crown Point, this beach is on the South West coast of Tobago. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Crown Point stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Trinidad and Tobago's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

A crudely paved road snakes through a heavily forested area, taking you directly to the beach where you can park amidst the trees before you hit sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crown Point Beach zigzags along Trinidad's southwester coast, featuring soft white sand speckled here and there with rocks and shells, and swaying palm trees. The waves tend to roll ashore rather than crash, giving it a calm feel. The waters are aquamarine and can be rocky at times, so tread lightly in places where you can't see to the bottom.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Crown Point happens to be located in a commonly visited area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South West coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as Royalton Casino, which is three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

If you want to learn more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Bennett, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the neighborhood of Crown Point.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Crown Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royalton Casino Casino 0.7 mi. NW Tobago
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 0.7 mi. NNW Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 0.8 mi. NNE Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. W Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 1.5 mi. ENE Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 3.6 mi. NE Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 3.7 mi. E Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 3.9 mi. E Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 5.2 mi. NE Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 7.5 mi. E Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 7.5 mi. E Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 7.5 mi. E Tobago

Cities and Towns

Crown Point is in the Scarborough area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The city of Scarborough is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Scarborough is found maybe seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a hotel room close to the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest booking options by perusing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Crown Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Toucan Inn 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Kariwak Village Hotel 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Humming Bird Hotel 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Coco Reef Resort and Spa 0.7 mi. NW Resort
Crown Point Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Hotel Tropikist Beach 0.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Sandy Point Village 0.8 mi. WNW Hotel
CHIC Hotel 0.9 mi. NNE Hotel
Conrado Beach Resort 1.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Canoe Bay Beach Resort 2.4 mi. E Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Bonkers. This restaurant has a menu featuring Creole cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Crown Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bonkers (868) 639-7173 Creole Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Kariwak Village (Restaurant) (868) 639-8442 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Cafe Coco (868) 639-0996 -- -- -- --
Cafe Iguana (868) 631-8205 -- -- -- --
Chef's BBQ (868) 631-3000 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Ice Cream Plus (868) 639-0045 -- -- -- --
John Grant's Golden Star Restaurant (868) 639-0873 -- -- -- --
Miss Esmie's (868) 639-9516 Cajun, Caribbean, Creole Informal -- --
Pelican Reef Bar & Grill (868) 631-8080 -- -- -- --
Royal Castle Crown Point (868) 639-5000 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria (868) 639-8242 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNW
Blue Moon Restaurant (868) 639-0207 Asian, Caribbean, European Very Casual 0.7 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Tobago has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Store Bay, situated within a mile or so. More active guests, though, may be interested in Pigeon Point, which offers more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located a mile and a half to the north.

You might also want to visit Sandy Point Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the west.

Trinidad and Tobago has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Crown Point is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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